Psychology is the scientific study of the human mind and its functions, especially those affecting behavior in a given context.

All colleges of DCCCD offer courses in general psychology and lifespan growth and development, while specified colleges offer courses in the psychology of personality, social psychology, personal adjustment, human sexuality and more.

Psychology Courses at Colleges of DCCCD

Psychology courses are offered at all seven colleges of DCCCD:

  • Brookhaven College
  • Cedar Valley College
  • Eastfield College
  • El Centro College
  • Mountain View College
  • North Lake College
  • Richland College

Note that all courses may not be offered at every college. For a full listing of all courses offered at colleges of DCCCD, including which college offers a specific course, check the online Combined Colleges catalog.

Course Descriptions for Psychology

Psychology courses are listed under the four-letter rubrics (course prefixes):


            PSYT (Industrial Psychology)

Find out how to get started with Psychology courses.

Get More with the Core Curriculum

The core of learning in college is a set of courses that will provide you with the knowledge, skills and educational experiences you need to succeed in higher education. Those classes — called the Core Curriculum — are the courses that lead to an associate degree from the colleges of DCCCD and which transfer to four-year colleges and universities.

Students who complete the DCCCD Core Curriculum with at least a 2.0 GPA are guaranteed by state law that their courses will transfer as a block of credit to any Texas public college or university. Individual Core courses must be accepted as well by the transfer institution. 

Find out more about the Core Curriculum of the colleges of DCCCD.